Whether your style is country, modern or vintage, your fireplace mantel is the perfect place to display your personal style. The great part of having a fireplace mantel is that the styles can be changed on a regular basis, to represent you and only you!
There are however a few key points to keep in mind when designing and styling your fireplace mantel:
- Before you start creating the look of your mantel, start by choosing an item that will act as your inspiration piece for the whole design. This will help you pull together other items or pieces that go together well.
- Layer larger items behind the rest. Just like the tall kid in school photos, you want your taller items in the back so they are showcased at their full potential but not acting as a blocker for any smaller items. This works especially well with items such as art canvases or mirrors.
- Less is always more. It’s important to make the mantel the focal point in your room, without overpowering. Start by adding a few pieces at a time, until you have created the base of your mantel design. Then start adding small accent pieces to make your layout really stand out without crowding your design.
- Last but not least, make it your own. No matter what, you have to look at the same mantel design every single day. Make sure to bring in your personality and charm to really make the mantel shine.
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